Emirates to set up Kosher food production facility

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Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) has entered into a partnership with CCL Holdings to set up a dedicated kosher food production facility in the UAE. 

The new partnership will be called Kosher Arabia, and production is expected to begin by January 2021.

The culinary team at EKFC will handle all food production, while CCL Holdings will provide certification and production supervision including support for menu development and foodstuff procurement.

Kosher Arabia will be certified by the Kashrut Division of the Orthodox Union (OU), which will work in partnership with the South African Union of Orthodox Synagogues (UOS) to provide kosher certification.

Saeed Mohammed, CEO of Emirates Flight Catering said: "By setting up our own capability at EKFC to produce kosher food, we are confident that we can better serve our customers not only in the aviation sector, but also in the hospitality, F&B, and events sector including the upcoming Expo 2020. 

"Making freshly prepared meals here in the UAE gives us better control over meal design and quality assurance."

Ross Kriel, founder of CCL Holdings, and President of the Jewish Council of the Emirates (JCE) said: "Kosher Arabia was set up to supply kosher food to meet the growing demand in the UAE, not only from the Jewish community here but also from other consumers looking for healthy and halal-compliant options.

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